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Indian bridegroom is killed by exploding ‘present’

  • Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu were married on February 18 in state of Odisha
  • The couple opened the ‘gift’ at a reception which was held several days later
  • Package was actually a bomb, which exploded while it was being unwrapped

An Indian bridegroom and his grandmother were killed by a parcel bomb disguised as a wedding present. 

Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu were married on February 18 in the eastern state of Odisha and opened the ‘gift’ at a reception several days later. 

The package was actually a bomb, which exploded as it was unwrapped, leaving Mr Sehu and 85-year-old Jemamani Sahu with fatal injuries.

Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu were married on February 18 in the eastern state of Odisha (seen on this map) and opened the ‘gift’ at a reception several days later

Both died of their injuries in hospital. 

Mr Sehu’s wife was critically injured in the blast, local police told the BBC.

The package did not have the sender’s address on it, officers added.  

Authorities are unsure of the motive for the attack but suspect the person responsible lived locally.   



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